Representative Mike Hubbard
rrepresents District 79, which includes Auburn and a portion of Opelika.
He was elected Speaker of the House on December 8, 2010. Hubbard owns a broadcasting and media company in Auburn.
A 1983 graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in radio and television, Hubbard came to Auburn two weeks after graduation where he worked for six years in the Auburn Athletic Department as Associate Sports Information Director. In 1990, he left Auburn University to head up Auburn’s radio and television sports network.
In 1998, Hubbard, in his first attempt at elected office, was elected to a seat in the Alabama House of Representatives. He was re-elected in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014.
Hubbard served as House Minority Leader for six years (2004-2010), the last four of which he also two terms as chairman of the Alabama Republican Party (2007-2011).
During his tenure as the party leader, Republicans won all statewide offices and gained control of both houses of the legislature for the first time in 136 years.
Hubbard’s wife, Dr. Susan Hubbard, is a Professor and Associate Dean in Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences. They have two sons, Clayte, and Riley. The Hubbards are active members of the Auburn United Methodist Church.